Thessaloniki, the second largest city in Greece, is ideal for a city break and it is a mix of cultures. Discover its highlights in this 3- day tour. Take an optional tour of Vergina and learn about the long history of the area.
Day 1Arrival in Thessaloniki and transfer to hotel, the rest of the day is at leisure. An optional general tour of city can be offered in the late afternoon. Overnight at the hotel.Day 2 City tour with museum. After Breakfast an experienced guide will guide you to a panoramic tour of the city of Thessaloniki in a luxury bus. Visit the Arch, Byzantine churches, Rotonda, Saint Sofia, Egnatia, Aristotle Square. The bus will ascend the Castle over the city. We will visit the Byzantine Museum with its wonderful exhibits of Makedonian and Byzantine Culture. We worship at the Church of St. Demetrios the Great Martyr and the visit the Crypt. Visit the White Tower. In the afternoon we will continue the exploration of the city center, where we will visit numerous monuments from the Byzantine period. Most interesting among them are the churches of the Transfiguration, St. Catherine and some others from the late Byzantine period. We also try to visit some newer churches with interesting new icons, murals and mosaics. Dinner (optional) and overnight return back to the hotel.Day 3Free day, or full day Vergina (optional). Morning departure, arrival in Veria in the archaeological site of Vergina. There you will be guided by a guide-archaeologist, admire the findings of the Royal Tombs by Professor Andronikos in 1977 as a UNESCO World radiation,the tomb of Philip II with magnificent frescoes. Then you watch a short video of the archaeological site and depart for the beautiful Veria 12km from Vergina. Free time for lunch and then we will see the ruins of the ancient city of Veria, mansions and architecture in Veroiotiki preserved neighborhoods Kyriotissa the Bema of Apostle Paul and the Municipal Park. Late afternoon we depart for our hotel, settle in our rooms, rest.Day 4 Free day, transfer to the airport. Buffet breakfast at leisure at Hotel. Morning at leisure (for shopping etc) or with optional activities. In the afternoon depart from Thessaloniki – private transfer to the airport.